Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft Width: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: green,NA
Fruit Color: orange
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Background planting or as a casual tall bunching or clumping grass in meadow-like settings.
Considerations: Can be aggressive in disturbed lands.
Propagation: Seed, division of clumps.
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Provides food and nesting material for many small birds and other small animals. Larval host for zabulon skipper (Poanes zabulon).
Native Habitats: Open seepage areas, flatwoods, marshes, ruderal areas.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: This plant can be used as a background planting that will create a light orange haze during the late fall and winter months. Andropogon virgnicus var. glaucus (chalky bluestem) is very light blue-green in color and grows in dry sites.